Some of us are Lucky to have Family Heirlooms passed down throughout the generations. What is your most favorite & treasured Heirloom ?
Mine is my Maternal Grand Mother’s Wedding Band. My Mother gave it to me couple years ago. But for a long time, i just keep it safe in my Drawer together with my other accesories and almost forget about it. . Since i felt in love with Genealogy, i felt in love with the Wedding Band too. And now, it’s always on my finger. Somehow, it make me feel close to her. To my Grand Mother i only got the chance to meet a couple times..She passed away when i was 8.
Other Heirloom i also got from her are Earings. But this, i better keep it safe in my drawer. I really don’t want to loose it.
Photos are also Heirlooms for me. As those photos are the true evidence of their life. And most of all, i can imagine how they look, and who of their descendants have their look.
How many Surnames do you have in your Family ? How many did you meet in person ?
Here are (so far) Surnames of my Mother’s side Family :
Gross – Main Surname of my Mother’s Paternal family
Hamšik – Main Surname of my Mother’s Maternal family
Fischer – My 3X Great Grand Mother’s Family Surname
König – My 2X Great Grand Mother’s Family Surname
Kovar – My 3X Great Grand Father’s Family Surname
Řiha – My 3x Great Grand Father’s Family Surname
Ebr – My Great Uncle in Law’s Family Surname
Hahn – My 3X Great Uncle in Law’s Family Surname
Goppert – My 3X Great Grand Mother’s Family Surname
I might write some more Surnames after i dig deeper into my Family History. But so far these are the Surnames from those records i found.
I only got the chance to meet my Grand Mother, Vera Grossová (born Hamšiková). And she passed away when i was 8 years old. Not so many special memories shred, since she lived in Czech, and i lived in Indonesia. But having some pictures with her give me a warm feeling inside.
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Shortly after my Father passed away on March 2018, i started to think.
Who i really am.
All i know about my Father’s Parents are only their names and graves.
No picture, no stories, nothing.
And to make it worst, there are no Online Records in Indonesia (yet).
He was the 3rd child or 4, and the last one who deceased.
So as he passed away, the Living Library was gone.
So i thought, i better leave his family behind for now, and start with my Mother’s family.
I’m not a Genealogist.
I’m really new with this.
But if no one from my family ever had a Family Bible, or willing to look for any information about our Ancestors, i think this is the good time for me to start.
My kids should know their Family History. And so they can tell it to their children, grand children, and hopefully, to my next descendants.
I have to preserved Our Family History.
“We don’t own our Family History. We simply preserve it for the Next Generation” – Rosemary Alva